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Eastern Region Grand Canyon 2014

Scottsdale, Arizona
Post Tour ~ March 27 29. 2014

A permanent connection between NECA and the Grand Canyon was established June 23, 2013. That’s when Nik Wallenda reconfirmed his place in daredevil history by traversing the quarter-mile gorge 1500 feet above the Colorado River, without a tether or safety net. The highwire he walked was a two-inchin-diameter, nine-pounds-per-foot cable painstakingly strung across the chasm by NECA-member O’Connell Electric, the same line contractor that made his
2012 walk across Niagara Falls possible. Videos on preparing for the 2013 walk and live-rigging the wire are available on Everyone affiliated with NECA should see them.


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